On Air Now
No Program

Posted: December 07, 2018

Couple pleads guilty to stealing sailboat, sailing to Cuba

Newlyweds Allegedly Steal Boat, Sail to Cuba For Honeymoon

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

That will be one honeymoon that will be remembered. A Florida Keys couple marked their wedding by stealing a sailboat to sail to Cuba.

Aaron Burnmeister, 46, and Ashley McNeil, 32, pleaded guilty last month to stealing the 40-foot catamaran named Kaisosi on March 30. The couple said they did it to leave America behind and take what they said was a honeymoon to Cuba, The Miami Herald reported.

They were arrested near the resort town of Varadero on the country’s northern coast on April 1. 

The couple then spent six months in jail in Cuba.

>> Read more trending news 

They flew back to Miami International Airport in September, where federal agents arrested them.

Burnmeister claimed they thought the boat had been abandoned, but when they were on their trip, they realized the boat belonged to somebody, The Miami Herald reported.

They both face up to five years in prison for conspiracy to transport a vessel in foreign commerce when they are sentenced next month, The Miami Herald reported.


Related

chriswalley07/Shutterstock

Couple pleads guilty to stealing sailboat, sailing to Cuba

chriswalley07/Shutterstock

Couple pleads guilty to stealing sailboat, sailing to Cuba

A couple admitted to stealing a sailboat and sailing to Cuba for a "honeymoon."

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

 
 

The chat has been moved to the main Bone TV page under the video player. This is a new chat, so you will need to create a new account if you haven't already.
 

Mobile Apps

Take www.theboneonline.com everywhere you go! Download your app below from the Apple App Store:

Amazon Alexa

Enable our Skill today to listen live at home on your Alexa Devices!